I just talked with Uncle Jack. Yes, he has his cell phone with him and can carry on a conversation pretty well. He is still in ICU for a couple more days, then will be moved to a regular room for 2 or 3 more weeks.
I also talked with his wife Sue, and she said she can see some improvement each day. The surgeons removed part of his esophagus and part of his stomach. Sue said they were pleased that the chemo and radiation treatments apparently had killed all the cancer.
What he has been through is quite serious and it will take several weeks for him to recover, but the good news is it appears that he will.
I told him that folks on the forum had been asking about him, and he said to tell them, "Take 4 ex-lax and call me in the morning." Ornery as ever, so I take that as a good sign.
Good news, Mike; thanks for the update. We will keep praying for him.
Jack: It is said that if you have a cough take about 2 or 3 tablespoons of prune juice and wait and see how it effects your cough-chance's are you wont want to take a chance on coughing. Just kidding-- Get well soon!!!
Thanks so much for the update.
So glad to hear you are improving. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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That is great news Mike! We went through a serious cancer with my oldest daughter earlier this year and she came through it great, but it was pretty rough for her for a while. We know what he and his family are going through. Sounds like Jack is well on his way to recovery, hope all goes well. Keep us posted. Dave
Mike that's great news, thanks for the update
Glad to find out he is doing ok.
4 ex_lax and call me in the morning?, Heck that sounds like that new cough prevention treatment. Take 4 ex lax and you will be to scared to cough!
Thanks for the update. All sounds as well or better than expected. We hope Jack's recovery goes well too.
Thanks for letting us know. I hope to see Jack at Chickasha next year.
Thank you for the update! I always look for them.
And Jack, keep getting better!
Praying for you and your family, Jack!
ex-lax prune juice ?
I am amazed at the wisdom that comes from this group.
Mike - Thank you for the good news. We continue to pray for Jack's recovery.
Way to go, uncle Jack!. . You 'de man!! Our prayers will now be for your continued improvement, stamina and weight gain.
Thanks for the news, Mike
Thanks Mike! Great News!!
Jack your in our prayers for continued recovery.